Oella ~Goddess of the Sun~

Oella ~Goddess of the Sun~

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Carmen Fiske was a normal high school student until she was given an important job on her birthday. The thirteenth Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, was going to awaken within the next three months and the only way to defeat him was for her to find all ten sun rings that were scattered across the world and use them in battle when the time came.

With the help of the Goddess of the Sun, Oella, Carmen must travel on her own while being thrown into battle with Ophiuchus' allies. If she is unable to complete her task, the world as she knows it will come to an end and chaos will rain down upon the universe.
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Summary

Carmen Fiske was a normal high school student until she was given an important job on her birthday. The thirteenth Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, was going to awaken within the next three months and the only way to defeat him was for her to find all ten sun rings that were scattered across the world and use them in battle when the time came.

With the help of the Goddess of the Sun, Oella, Carmen must travel on her own while being thrown into battle with Ophiuchus' allies. If she is unable to complete her task, the world as she knows it will come to an end and chaos will rain down upon the universe.

Chapter1 (v.1) - The Dream

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Submitted: April 24, 2017

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"...go..." A voice whispered. I quickly turned around, trying to figure out where it was coming from, but it was impossible to see through the thick fog that seemed to shroud the area I was in. I was alone as far as I knew, however, I kept feeling a presence dance around, disappearing whenever I tried to pinpoint it.

"Who are you?" I asked into the quiet. No one responded. I tried walking forward, blindly putting one foot in front of the other. The mist around me swiveled and floated out of my path until it opened to a huge wall of rock that had a dark opening. I stood in front of the opening, staring down the black abyss that twisted my heart with fear.

"Go..." I heard next to my ear. I turned around, my heart racing, but no one was there. I tried to calm my breathing as I turned back to the opening. Although, instead of it being completely dark, there was a faint white glow emitting from deep within it. The longer I stared at the light, the more of a pull I felt towards it.

With trembling feet, I walked forward into the cave, letting the darkness fall around me like a curtain. A cold, death-like breeze blew from the inside, sending a chill down my spine and causing my shiver. I wrapped my arms around myself as I walked further into the cave, flinching whenever a whisper was heard. I kept my eyes straight ahead on the light. If I took my sight off of it, I knew I would lose it and be trapped in the dark. I didn't want that to happen.

Closer and closer I came to the light until the tunnel I was in opened up to a large room. There in the center was a stone pedestal and sitting atop it was the ball of light I had saw from outside. I slowly walked forward, being careful to stay on the stone path that seemed to float above a sea of black. The closer I got to the light, the hotter it became around me. It was becoming so heated, sweat was starting to run down my face and drip onto the stone beneath my feet.

"...take..." the voice said.

"What?" I said as I covered my eyes from the brightness. It felt like my skin was starting to melt of my body. I was sure I was going to die.

"Take it." The voice said clearer, but I shook my head. I didn't want to touch it. It was too hot.

It was going to burn me!

"Take it, now!" The voice said louder. Just then the room began to shake. I turned around and saw the stone path I was on begin to break and shatter before falling into the darkness. My heart skipped a beat as I turned back to the light. And right as I was about to grab it, the stone under me gave in.

I fell down, deep into the chasm as the glow became fainter and fainter. I screamed in terror as my outstretched hands grabbed at nothing but the cold empty air. Tears spilled from my eyes as I realized I was going to fall to my death. I could feel the bottom getting closer as I dropped fast.

I was falling right to it. I was going to die. I could feel it. The ground was pulling at me. Grabbing onto my clothing. Causing me to fall faster until?

"CARMEN!"

"AH!" I screamed loudly as I opened my eyes in fright. My hand was reaching out in front of me towards the ceiling while sweat and tears were rolling down my face, soaking into my pillow. I sat up slowly, trying to calm my breathing once I realized I was in my dorm room with my roommate standing over me in concern.

"Carmen, are you okay?" Elizabeth put her hand on my back and began to rub it, trying to help me calm down.

"Yeah..." My voice was shaking from the fear that flowed through my body and tightened my chest. I took a deep breath and closed my eyes but as soon as I did, they flung open when my world became dark.

"Was it that dream again?" Elizabeth asked as she walked over to the kitchen area and fixed me a glass of water. She walked back to my bedside and handed it to me before resuming to pat my back. I nodded my head before taking a sip, letting the cool liquid soothe my parched throat. "I figured. You started screaming like before."

"I'm sorry, Liz." I looked at her, taking in her brown pigtails and hazel eyes. Elizabeth and I became really good friends when we were assigned as roommates here at Woodland Academy. We enjoyed each others company a lot and were always there when the other needed help. Recently, I had started having this same terrifying dream for the past two months. However, it was becoming worse. The emotions in the dream were starting to feel more real every time I had it. It was starting to take a toll on my body since I tried to avoid sleeping as much as possible, but that strategy wasn't working out well for me.

"It's okay, Carmen." She said as she moved a strand of my hair out of my face. "But I think if it keeps happening people are going to think that I beat you up every night." I smiled at her joke before pushing my blankets back.

"I wish I knew how to stop it." I said as I sat the glass on my dresser and stood up. Liz followed me to the bathroom where I splashed cold water on my face to wake myself up. She handed me a towel so I could dry my face and when I looked in the mirror, I cringed.

I thought the devil had entered our room.

My red hair was messy and knotted all around my head. My green eyes were dulled by the black bags that surrounded them. My skin was pale almost to the point where it looked pasty and gross.

So this is what no sleep for two months looks like. I thought bitterly as I sighed.

"Want me to do your makeup for today?" Elizabeth asked from beside me, also taking in my goblin features. I nodded before exiting into the dorm.

"Just let me take a shower first." I opened the closet and grabbed an old outfit that was going to work well with the event that was happening today.

Our headmaster, Mr. Ronaldo, was taking us and a few other staff members to the Highland Mountain for rock climbing. It was supposed to be a sort of team building exercise, but I think that he just wanted to go out and have some fun. Mr. Ronaldo was the sort of person who couldn't stay in one place, so there was always some event he would plan for us every month. I wouldn't be surprised if he only did it to leave the academy more instead of sitting behind his desk doing paper work.

"Okay," Elizabeth replied as I headed for the bathroom. "Oh and Carmen," I turned back to her, taking in her smile. "Happy Birthday."

I gave her a small smile and closed the bathroom door. I turned the water on, letting it warm up as I stripped out of my pajamas. Once the bathroom began to fill with steam I stepped in, sighing in satisfaction as the water sprinkled onto my tired body. I closed my eyes to let the water run over my face, but gasped when the vision of falling flashed in my mind. I tried to control my breathing as I hurried to bathe.

It was just a dream, I thought as I scrubbed the soap over my body. It wasn't real....but still...does it have a meaning? If so, then what does it mean?

My thoughts about the dream filled my head and before I could process what was happening, the water suddenly turned scarlet hot. I yelped and practically dove out from under the water and onto the bathroom floor. I whimpered in pain as I looked at my arms and legs, taking in the red skin that felt like it had been slapped.

"What the hell?" I breathed as I looked at the shower. The water was so hot, the fog was starting to fill the bathroom, concealing my sight. My heart began to beat faster as the similarities to the dream entered my mind. Quickly, I grabbed my towel and bolted from the bathroom, startling Elizabeth who was at the vanity already putting on her makeup, even though with her smooth, brown skin, she didn't need any.

"Carmen, what are you doing?" she asked taking in my wrapped body and frantic look.

"The bathroom..." I stopped myself from finishing my statement. What was she going to say if I told her that the bathroom was becoming too foggy? She would think I had gone crazy. "I...It was starting to get really hot in there...I needed to cool off."

"Well at least turn the water off first." she said as she walked into the bathroom and stopped the shower. She came back into the room with my clothes and handed them to me. "Hurry and get dressed. One of the staff already came by and gave us a 20 minute warning." I nodded and waited for her to go back to the vanity before drying off and putting my clothes on.

It felt like an invisible force was pulling my eyelids down as Liz did my makeup. Getting no sleep was starting to make me sluggish and I have to admit, a bit paranoid.

This can't keep going on. I thought as we left the dorm room and headed down the hall towards the main staircase. From other doors, females began to exit their rooms, blending in with the flow that was already heading down. I feel like I'll pass out if I don't get a good night's rest soon.

We pooled into the courtyard, mixing in with the guys who were also heading out. As Elizabeth and I walked over to a bench we always sat on, I spotted Theo laughing loudly with his friends across the way.

Theodore Hunter, my first and only crush. When I first arrived here, I had accidentally run into him while I was coming out of the school's library with a stack of books I was going to read. He apologized and helped me carry them back to my dorm all the while smiling and making corny jokes. Every since then, I was captivated by him. His black short silky hair and blue eyes made my day instantly better when I saw them.

"Come back to earth, Carmen," I blinked and turned to Elizabeth who had a knowing smirk on her face. "Hi, welcome back. Have fun stargazing?" I laughed and sat down next to her on the bench. "Why don't you try to go talk to him?"

I shook my head, giving him a glance before smiling again. "No, I would be all weird and stuff. Plus, even with makeup I look like a rehabilitated zombie."

"You aren't lying there." she joked as she gave my arm a nudge. "But really, you should try talking to him again. Didn't you say you liked his 'personality'." she said with air quotes.

"I do," I said with a bit of defense. "But what if he doesn't like mine?"

Elizabeth was about to reply before the speaker directed into the courtyard cut her off.

"Students," Mr. Ronaldo's voice blared into the outdoors. "Please head to the parking lot and begin to get on the buses. You've had enough time to get ready. Hurry now!" the speaker clicked off and everyone began to walk through the maze that led from the courtyard to the parking lot.

"Carmen!" I turned around to see Theo jogging to catch up with Elizabeth and I. My heart felt like it would stop as he started walking with us and smiled at me. He nervously rubbed the back of his head with his hand and I saw his cheeks turn red. "So, it's your birthday today, right? If it isn't, that's okay. It's not like it would be your fault that you weren't born on this specific...day, but um...it's today, right?"

Elizabeth tried to cover her laughter and I felt my face turn red with embarrassment at his awkwardness.

"Today's my birthday." I replied with a smile. His face lit up a bit as he reached into his pocket and grabbed my left hand. My breath stopped as he took my pinky and slipped a plain silver band over it.

"I know giving you a ring seems really weird," he said, becoming a bit flustered. "But it's the only present I could think of. I mean, now that I think about it a necklace would have probably been better, or earrings, or...socks, but this was the first thing that came to mind. And I know it's plain, but uh, I just, if you don't like it you don't have to wear it, I mean...sorry." He let go of my pinky and rubbed his hand over his face. Seeing him so fidgety made me feel less anxious.

"I love it." I said honestly while looking at the ring. "Thank you so much, Theo. But you really didn't have to."

"I know it's just," he looked up and took a deep breath. "I just thought it would be a nice...gesture?"

Elizabeth snorted covering her mouth. I wanted to yank her pigtail at how she was making Theo become more uneasy.

"Anyways, I'll go now." he said before giving me a smile. "I hope you have a great birthday." I smile and waved as he sped ahead of us.

"I think he likes your personality." Elizabeth teased. I turned to her and frowned.

"You're so mean to him." I scolded her. "Why did you laugh in his face?"

"Honey, before you start getting on my case, at least wipe the drool from your cheek first." she pointed to her chin. I wiped in the spot she pointed to and gasped.

I really did drool a bit.

"You're so adorable." she commented before we finally emerged from the maze and into the parking lot. We climbed onto the second bus, passing a blushing Theo who was sitting next to his best friend. No doubt he was getting teased for the gift he gave me.

Elizabeth and I found a spot in the back of the bus and once one of the staff members got a headcount of us, we pulled off onto the dirt path that led from the school to the main road. I leaned my head against the window, watching the trees blur past and wondering if my day was going to go as great as Theo hoped.


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